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Review: Diaballik

30 May 2013 0
  • iOS

When I’m confronted with playing an abstract game, it usually only takes about 15 minutes for me to start wondering why the hell we didn’t just play chess instead.

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The dungeon crawler is one of video gaming's oldest, most venerable genres -- it's difficult to reinvent something with so much history and precedent behind it. It's probably for the best that Warhammer Quest doesn't try.

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Review: 16-bit Trader

27 May 2013 0
  • iOS

16-bit Trader is not quite a train wreck of a game, but numerous missteps mar an otherwise middling experience. The gameplay seems intended to be a fairly shallow and forgiving fantasy trading sim. Its writing is cynically comic, but not dark, and nicely complements the attractive artwork which is casual-friendly...

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SRPGs sit unsurely between games of large-scale conquest and vanilla roleplaying. In one regard, they're more personable; instead of dealing with a symbol of an abstraction of a representation of 1000 Napoleonic soldiers, you're hand-picking every individual unit of your revolutionary platoon, like a Robin Hood-Danny Ocean crossbreed, only prettier.

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Review: Mosaique

20 May 2013 0
  • Android
  • iOS

Casual mobile puzzlers are sufficiently common that it's very difficult to garner attention within that category. Winning Blimp have entered the fray with Mosaique, which offers pleasingly simple aesthetics and a moderately interesting spatial relations task.

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Review: Las Vegas

16 May 2013 0
  • iOS

Las Vegas. A neon-lit oasis of human debauchery in the desert of Nevada. A place where the affluent pray at their shining temples to Mammon and the unwashed huddle in hopeful despair for the chance to, someday, worship alongside them.

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Review: The Howler

15 May 2013 0
  • iOS

There's a scene in HBO's John Adams where the titular protagonist (America's orneriest, grumbliest, most Paul Giamatti-est diplomat-turned-president) is in Paris, watching the Montgolfier brothers take one of their globes aérostatique to the sky with his wife, Abagail, and his constitutional bestie, Thomas Jefferson.

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Though developed by Pieces Interactive, Leviathan: Warships (henceforth LW) is published by Paradox Interactive. If that doesn't mean much to you, I'll quote Wikipedia: "Paradox regularly releases patches to their games long after a game's initial release. Some games have required patches shortly after release to make them playable.

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Review: Ace Patrol

13 May 2013 0
  • iOS

Ace Patrol is a small revelation. It's not just the quality of the game itself (excellent, as a matter of fact) but that it's a fine production from a triple-A console/PC outfit. After stumbles great (Borderlands Legends) and small (Might & Magic Clash of Heroes) one might wonder if major...

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Review: Sorcery!

10 May 2013 0
  • iOS

If you would have told the 14-year-old me that in about 30 years I’d be able to play those gamebooks I was always messing with, but on an electronic device that fit in my pocket, I would have probably asked you what the hell you were doing in my bedroom.

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